Diálogos Celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

Martin Boyd

On September 25, 2006, the company Diálogos was born. I founded the business just two months after arriving in Toronto from Mexico City, with the primary purpose of providing Spanish-English translation services, but also with a broader vision of offering a forum of intercultural exchange between the Spanish- and English-speaking worlds in Canada. Over the past decade, Diálogos has evolved into a premium agency providing translation services in the legal, literary, academic and commercial fields, serving clients here in Canada and all over the world. At the same time, our broader vision of supporting exchange between Hispanic and Anglophone communities in Canada has been realized through a wide range of initiatives.

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Mexican Independence: What is Remembered and What Is Forgotten

Isabel Martínez

On September 15, Mexicans all over the world will be celebrating the independence of their native land once again. Both in towns all over Mexico and in Toronto and other cities of the world where there is a significant Mexican population, Mexicans come out to the public squares every year to commemorate the night in 1810 when the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called upon the parishioners of the town of Dolores, in the state of Guanajuato, to take up arms against the Spanish. This celebration is so firmly ingrained in the national collective imagination that sometimes its most basic features are obscured or forgotten.

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Celebrating Latin American Culture

mississauga-latin-festival_250Mississauga Latin Festival 2016

When: Saturday August 6 and Sunday August 7, 2016, starting at 1 p.m.
Where: Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga

The best of our Latin American culture will be on display at the second edition of the Mississauga Latin Festival 2016, where you will have the chance to enjoy orchestras, folklore, traditional foods, handicrafts, children’s activities, a cultural exhibition and much more.

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York University Professor Forced to Return to Costa Rica for Having a Son Who Is Different

Leonora Chapman

Felipe MontoyaOn the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement on March 21, 2013, saying that: “in working life, stereotypes against persons with Down syndrome often mean they are denied vocational training opportunities and their right to work. In the political and public sphere, persons with Down syndrome and other persons with intellectual disabilities are often deprived of their right to vote and fully participate in the democratic process.”

Down syndrome can give rise to very complicated situations for individuals and families. This is one of these cases.

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Casa Maíz Celebrates International Women’s Day

Arte en Forma de Mujer“Arte en Forma de Mujer” Exhibition
Celebrating the artistic talent of Hispanic Canadian women on International Women’s Day

When: Saturday, March 5, 2016. 7 p.m.
Where: Casa Maíz,
1280 Finch Ave. West, Suite 204, Toronto

Admission: Free

Casa Maíz is pleased to celebrate International Women’s Day with its now traditional “Arte en Forma de Mujer” (Art in the Shape of a Woman).

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis: An Open Letter to Hispanic Canadians

Francis Peddie

Syrian Refugee CrisisDear friends,

Since the election, media in Canada has given great focus to the Liberal Party promise to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in our country by the end of the year. It is an enormous challenge of logistics and will. It is also a promise that carries with it controversy and an element of fear. Is it too much, too soon? Does it not leave Canada open to terrorist infiltration? Are these people suitable to join the Canadian family?

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Launching the “Contemporary Mexico” Cultural Platform

Monarca Ensemble: Paulina Derbez, María Rosales, Naomi Barrón

Monarca Ensemble: Paulina Derbez, Naomi Barrón, María Rosales

Concert: “Mexico: From the Baroque to the Contemporary”
When: October 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Windermere United Church, 356 Windermere Ave., Toronto

The Mexican Global Network, Toronto Chapter, Lariza Mendoza and Paulina Derbez will be launching the new Mexican cultural platform “Contemporary Mexico” at an event that forms part of the Windermere United Church concert series, with the concert “Mexico: From the Baroque to the Contemporary”. The event will feature the Monarca Ensemble, made up of Paulina Derbez (violin) and María Rosales (piano), along with special guest Naomi Barrón (cello).

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A Night of Latin Folk in Toronto

TayuaCantos Libres: Tayua
When: Saturday, September 19, 2015. 7:00 pm.
Where: Casa Maíz
Second Floor, 1280 Finch Ave. West, Toronto
Admission: $7.00

The Casa Maíz cultural centre’s Cantos Libres (“Free Songs”) is an initiative that gives us the opportunity to hear the voices of our local Latin American artists. Their voices are an echo of the struggles, victories and hopes of our peoples turned into song. Cantos Libres is held every two months at Casa Maíz. On September 19, Cantos Libros is proud to present the group Tayua.

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